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Community Meal Petition

In light of the petition begun this week to eliminate Church feedings to the unsheltered community in Pacific Beach, we recognize that we have an opportunity to communicate the full ministry taking place here at PB UMC beyond the free meal.

Interfaith Shelter 2017

By Kenneth B. This is our 31st season of hosting Interfaith Shelter Network guests at Pacific Beach UMC. The collaborative program serves more than 200 homeless men, women, and children in San Diego who receive shelter and other services for a two week period. Over the years, the demographical composition of shelter guests has changed; we are seeing more single mothers with children. Our guests will arrive Saturday, January 28th, to officially launch the start of the two week period…

Our Beloved Evergreen Tree

by Dick V.S. Our large evergreen tree was originally planted in the northwest corner of the courtyard. It was moved to its current location for more room to grow and to become a central symbol. For many years coffee was served on the east side of the tree, using actual cups and saucers. Candle light services were held around it on Christmas Eves with a nativity scene as the focal point. Sometime in the 1990s, Andy H-S strung a power cord…

Fun in the Sun!

by roving reporter Marcia M. On August 28th, PB UMC held its annual “Fun-in-the-Sun” beach party in Mission Bay, and it was definitely fun in the sun: lots of fun and lots of sun! The sun was bright and shining, and there was a really nice breeze that kept approximately 100 attendees from getting too hot. The food was amazingly good. Chef DK Catering supplied tasty sliders made from different kinds of meat and a varie- ty of cheeses and…